We have so much to be proud of here at PHU, especially our team of people! Why not come and join our family here at PHU and discover why we are all so ProudtobePHU We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, highly motivated HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist to join our friendly team to help us deliver accurate high quality and timely Pathology services for patients and the clinical staff caring for them. Portsmouth Hospitals University Trust Haematology and Blood Transfusion department has a well-equipped, highly automated laboratory currently using Beckman DxH900 FBC analysers, Starrsed ESR analysers, Stago coagulation analysers and Biorad IH500 for blood grouping. We are looking for a motivated individual who is enthusiastic and would love to join an ambitious Trust who puts the patient first. The department has UKAS accreditation and HCPC / IBMS training status. Portsmouth supports staff development via internal courses. BSc / MSc and specialist portfolios are also actively encouraged along with CPD participation for all staff.Main duties of the job
Key Responsibilities Assisting in the provision of reliable and accurate analytical data for the Trust, in accordance with relevant regulatory standards and requirements (including ISO 15189 and MHRA). To work as part of a team of Biomedical Scientists to deliver, within budget, a patient-orientated medical laboratory service to contribute to efficient and effective care. To provide advice to clinicians as to the appropriateness of tests and timescales. To assist in the ongoing achievement of departmental quality standards. To participate in the agreed working patterns of the department to provide a safe and effective service Our laboratories run a 24/7 service and there is a requirement for you to be flexible and able to participate, as part of the team which includes Associate Practitioners and MLAs. Working hours will be 37.5 hours per week average based on 8 hour shift sessions. Agenda for change pay enhancements will apply for non core hours. About us
Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The role of the Biomedical Scientist is to carry out investigations on samples of tissue and body fluids to aid in the diagnosis of disease and monitor the treatment of patients by: 1. Assisting in the provision of reliable and accurate analytical data for the Trust, in accordance with relevant regulatory standards and requirements (including ISO 15189, HFEA and MHRA). 2. To work as part of a team of Biomedical Scientists to deliver, within budget, a patient-orientated medical laboratory service to contribute to efficient and effective care. 3. To provide advice to clinicians as to the appropriateness of tests and timescales. 4. To assist in the ongoing achievement of departmental quality standards. 5. To participate in the agreed working patterns of the department to provide a safe and effective service.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Biomedical Science.
- Registered as a practicing Biomedical Scientist with the Health Care Professions
- Council (HCPC).
- Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
- Evidence of previous experience in a relevant clinical laboratory environment
- Skills and Knowledge
- Ability to use highly complex automated equipment and associated computer
- software systems.
- Ability to maintain high standards of accuracy and hand to eye coordination in
- repetitive manual techniques.
- Ability to work in a timely methodical and organised manner.
- The ability to work using own initiative and without supervision.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- A knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and procedures within a clinical
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Can use Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Practical knowledge of departmental equipment and methods.
- An understanding of laboratory Quality Management Systems.
- Ability to undertake the technical validation of results.
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS TrustAddress
Queen Alexandra Hospital
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